New TAA board advocates for industry

first_imgThe appointment of experienced hoteliers into the Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) board will add credibility and drive its Strategic Plan as it pursues advocacy for the accommodation industry, according to the Group.Welcoming the board members today, TAA chairman Tony South said the group of “energetic and highly experienced” members will add weight to the company’s recently announced Strategic Plan.“With experience in owning, investing, operating and managing substantial accommodation businesses this board will provide a high level of expertise,” Mr South said.In a boost for the accommodation industry advocacy, industry leaders on the board will bring experience to the table in management, asset management, destination marketing, franchising, human resources and general operation of properties.These properties range from Star Rated Hotels, Serviced Apartments and Motels to Holiday Parks.Mr South said the combined skills and track records of the board members will be essential to delivering TAA’s ambitious agenda for the accommodation industry. “We will make one or two further appointments as individuals who have the skills to add additional value become available,” Mr South concluded.The board includes the following members:Anthony K South – Chairman – Tourism Accommodation AustraliaPeter J. Hurley – CEO – Hurley Hotels, National President – Australian Hotels AssociationPeter Crinis – Group Executive General Manager – Crown Hotels and RetailPresident – AHA National Accommodation DivisionNigel Greenaway – Fund Manager – Eureka Funds Management, Director – TAA NSWAshley Spencer – Vice President Operations Australia – Hilton WorldwideSean Hunt – Regional Vice President – Starwood Pacific Hotels, MD Sheraton on the ParkJonathan Wooller – Senior Vice President – SilverNeedle HospitalityRobert Dawson – Area Director, Pacific – Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Vice President TAA VICTrent Fraser – CEO – Choice Hotels AustralasiaRodger L. Powell – Managing Director – Tourism Accommodation AustraliaA division of the Australian Hotels Association Tourism Accommodation Australia, TAA is a newly established federally registered organisation representing hotels since 1836. Image – Tourism Accommodation Australia Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more